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greek port on edge as more migrants try to stow away to italy | news

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greek port on edge as more migrants try to stow away to italy | news

the migrants bolted across a street and clambered over a fence into the greek port at patras, scouting around for trucks to stow away in. dozens at a time scaled a 2-kilometer stretch of fence one afternoon last week, playing cat-and-mouse with police officers who pushed them back only for the men to try again hours later.they are part of a growing number of migrants in greece trying daily to smuggle themselves onto ferries at patras to get to italy. it's a dangerous passage but it has become more appealing since the closure in 2016 of the overland balkan route to northern europe.a few hundred, mostly young afghan or pakistani men, squatted in abandoned factories facing the port and showered in water that ran yellow from rusty pipes.at nig...